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Mona Tolbert
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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Recognizes Council volunteer

HOUSTON, Texas (June 22, 2011) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Girl Scout volunteer Marion Hazon for her service to the organization. Marion was awarded the Thanks Badge II during a GSSJC recognition event.

The Thanks Badge II is a national award presented to registered adults who have already earned the Thanks Badge and have continued to deliver outstanding service benefiting the Council or Girl Scout Movement.

“Marion has a passion for the Girl Scout Program and what a phenomenal volunteer, mentor and leader she is,” said GSSJC Program Director Linda Pau. “With her ability to look at situations objectively, she is always coming up with ideas to help the girls reach their potential. She has traveled with the girls, stood up for the girls, gotten dirty with the girls and even cried with the girls, all the while giving her time, energy and ideas openly and willingly.”

As the volunteer coordinator of the program department since 2003, Marion regularly volunteers for Council events, including adult weekend events and Gold Award Committee meetings. She also trained to become an active challenge course facilitator after noticing the Council had a shortage. In addition, Marion chaperoned a council trip to Mexico in 2009 and helped the girls plan all the activities.

Marion is also the senior program coordinator and chair of the Camp Utilization Task Force, which examines camp activities and suggests improvements to entice girls and their leaders to go camping more in the future. Moreover, Marion and her partner volunteered months of their time to develop, tweak and revise the Safety Activity Checkpoints document, which now has a home on the Council’s website.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 76,000 girls served and nearly 18,000 adult members in 26 southeast Texas counties.

Editor’s Note:

Photo Caption [Volunteer Marion Hazen was presented the Thanks Badge by National President of the Girl Scouts of the USA Connie Lindsey and GSSJC Board Chair and President Ellen DeSanctis. The Thanks Badge is a national award presented to registered adults for extraordinary service benefiting the Council or Girl Scout Movement.]

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